News archive from 24 May 2012, page 16

Eight-man drugs gang jailed for combined 31 years

Anthony Cullen A MAN who took over a drugs business from his twin brother – organising his own crime gang – has been jailed for five-and-a-half years. Seven other members of his team were also jailed at Warrington Crown Court on Monday after all...

 

Ferdinand Kingsley to play God and Jesus Christ in York Mystery Plays

Ferdinand Kingsley, who will play the roles of God and Jesus Christ in York's Mystery Plays Ferdinand Kingsley, the son of Scarborough-born stage and screen star Ben Kingsley, will play both roles in this summer’s York Mystery Plays. The 24-year-old,...

 
WESTFIELD APPEALS SPOT-FIX CONVICTION

WESTFIELD APPEALS SPOT-FIX CONVICTION

The first county cricketer in England to be prosecuted for spot-fixing launches a challenge against his conviction. Former Essex player Mervyn Westfield was sentenced to four months in prison at the Old Bailey in February. Westfield, 23, from...

Daily Star, 07:59 in Sport
 
LONDON WELSH TO STEP UP PROMOTION FIGHT

LONDON WELSH TO STEP UP PROMOTION FIGHT

London Welsh are set to step up their fight for Aviva Premiership status after taking charge of the Championship final against Cornish Pirates. The Exiles' sparkling 37-21 first leg victory in Penzance on Wednesday night has put them within touching...

Daily Star, 07:59 in Sport
 

Can grapefruit stop stroke?

Grapefruit and oranges “appear to protect against having a ‘brain attack’”, the Daily Mail has reported. The Mail says that these and other citrus fruits can protect the brain from stroke due to their antioxidant content. The research behind this...

 
Champagne on ice for unclaimed £1m

Champagne on ice for unclaimed £1m

In an awareness-raising event organised by the National Lottery, New Parks Hand Bell Ringers played We're In The Money from the musical 42nd Street outside Leicester Town Hall last night. Bell-ringer Paul Oliver, 57, from Glen Parva, said: "The...

 

Heart risk from early blood pressure

“Blood pressure control is key to a healthy heart,” the Daily Express has reported. The newspaper said that keeping your blood pressure levels low before you turn 55 dramatically cuts your  risk of cardiovascular disease. The news is based on US...

 
MP calls for debate on city maternity services

MP calls for debate on city maternity services

He is also urging women to contact the Mercury with their experiences so he can raise any concerns directly with ministers. It follows Mercury reports of two women who had arrived at Leicester Royal Infirmary in the final stages of labour to find it...

 
'I have nothing but praise for staff on those wards'

'I have nothing but praise for staff on those wards'

From the sonographers at our scans to the midwives in the assessment centres, delivery suite, ward and their community counterparts, from the blood nurses to the maternity assistants - every individual we dealt with treated my husband and I with the...

 
Platinum pair tell how wartime kept their love story on hold

Platinum pair tell how wartime kept their love story on hold

Arthur, now 90, was a gunner on board a Wellington bomber in 1941, flying south towards Gibraltar, when his aeroplane ran out of fuel and had to ditch into the sea. "There are no petrol stations in the sky so the pilot had no choice but to land...

 
Atomic Kitten in serious talks about reunion tour and documentary

Atomic Kitten in serious talks about reunion tour and documentary

LIVERPOOL girlband Atomic Kitten are in talks about a reunion tour and documentary, their manager said today. Martin O'Shea, who discovered and managed the Kittens in the 90s, said they were "still in discussions with TV about a possible Atomic...

 
Dedicated fan goes extra mile to see beloved Foxes

Dedicated fan goes extra mile to see beloved Foxes

Paul, 49, who lives in Perth but used to live in Lutterworth, said: "It's quite a commute and I am popular with the airlines. "I try to time my visits back to the UK when we've got a few home games in succession." Paul was a regular at...

 
Engelbert's backing crowns triumphant night for Curve

Engelbert's backing crowns triumphant night for Curve

His words were read out at the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2012, where the city's Curve theatre received a national tourism accolade. The theatre walked away with the prestigious Gold Access for All Tourism Award, while Bosworth Battlefield...

 
My mum was murdered and I want to know who killed her

My mum was murdered and I want to know who killed her

Ben said that from the time he heard his mother had died in Goa in 2010 he has always believed she has been killed. He and her family in Derby had been told she died following a drug overdose in the "hippy paradise" resort. But it took two...

 
Mystery surrounds fortune left by nurse Florence

Mystery surrounds fortune left by nurse Florence

The records show that Miss Nightingale left an estate worth more than £36,000 - about £3 million in today's money. The finding has baffled Alan Ferguson, of Darley Abbey, who is an expert on Miss Nightingale's life. He and his wife, Joy, have created...

 


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